I am originally from upstate New York, but have been living in beautiful Colorado for 5 years. This will be my 5th year teaching Special Education, and my 3rd year at Smith Elementary. I absolutely love Smith! I have always been impressed and have always loved the amazing community, educators, students, and parents who work relentlessly to help push our Jaguars toward success in school and beyond. What brings me back to teaching every year is my desire to see students grow academically and personally in ways they would never thought possible....and all the hugs! In my free time I enjoy traveling, hiking, watching Netflix and preforming improv comedy.